Top positive review
great quality and price. easy to setup and use
June 24, 2019
Never thought about using a NAS till my WDLive plus media device started having problems pausing videos and a neighbor talked about needing a NAS for all the photos she had. After reading many reviews, I decided to buy the TerraMaster F2-210 2-Bay NAS. I installed two new 4TB Ultrastar Enterprise drives. After connecting to my switch, powering the NAS and running setup The NAS is ready to go. I installed the media server. Plex and Emby are also available.
To replace the WDLive, I decided to use Amazon Fire TV with Kodi which uses SMB and not DNLA. TerraMaster works great with both formats.
Transfering files is easy with Windows, just drag and drop. Kodi is free where Plex and Emby are not if you want all the features like Movie and TV database and images. Being new with Kodi and NAS, I contacted support for help and they quickly responded with helpful suggestions even though it was really a Kodi problem.
I like the hibernate and scheduled shutdown feature. I have the NAS hiberbate the drives when not in use and the NAS shuts down at night when I don't use it but starts up again in the morning to cut down wear and tear on the NAS. I can access files remotely, watch video on my tablet or phone. It's easy enough for my wife to use.
The fan and drives are so quiet I cannot hear them. The metal case stays cool. The room is 77 F and the NAS is 82 F.
I'm very happy with the TerraMaster NAS price and function.